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Bloodiest guitarist jailed following fatal DUI accident

Posted by on August 28, 2014

Sean Patrick Riley, guitarist of Chicago experimental metal septet Bloodiest, has been charged with aggravated manslaughter following an accident this past weekend that killed a man. On Sunday (24) evening, Riley allegedly struck and killed a 55 year-old man, according to DNAInfo. Riley stayed on the scene after hitting the victim, who was taken to a hospital in critical condition, where he later died. An undercover officer said that the guitarist pulled over and was in a “dazed physical state” and witnesses smelled alcohol on his breath.

Riley was later taken to a police station, where he admitted he’d “had a few” and initially refused a sobriety test. When he finally consented to one several hours later, he was found to have a blood alcohol content of .16 percent, which is twice the legal limit. Riley was charged with aggravated DUI, two counts of DUI, driving without insurance and striking a pedestrian in a roadway. He was ordered held on $200,000 bail.

Bloodiest signed with Relapse in 2010 and released an album in 2011. The band includes Yakuza’s singer/saxophonist Bruce Lamont.

[via Lambgoat]

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